Sergei Prokofiev in Saint Petersburg Conservatory - 19 February, 20th Century, at night

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 19 February 1913, page 320:

The first item on the programme was the Magic Flute overture conducted by Dranishnikov. The concert started slightly late, so that by the time I went out on stage the hall was all but full. Just before going out I had a twinge of apprehension, quite a pleasant feeling, something like the start of a journey. The orchestra played the symphony quite decently for 'junior course' students, but pretty unsatisfactorily for anyone with any sort of discrimination. For my own part, as far as I could judge there were no mistakes (except for one time when I ommitted to call a forte). 

cite as

Sergei Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 19 February 1913. In Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries 1907-1914 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 320. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1437666488312 accessed: 19 May, 2021

location of experience: Saint Petersburg Conservatory

Listeners

Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician
1891-1953

Listening to

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Symphony performed by Members of the Imperial Conservatoire 'junior course' orchestra, Sergei Prokofiev
Magic Flute overture
written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
performed by Members of the Imperial Conservatoire 'junior course' orchestra, Vladimir Dranishnikov

Experience Information

Date/Time 19 February, 20th Century, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Notes

Concert of the 'small orchestra' at the Imperial Conservatoire.


Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Thu, 23 Jul 2015 16:48:08 +0100
Approved on Wed, 06 Jun 2018 10:23:49 +0100